In order to realize the manufacturing/machining demands thrived by newer, hard and difficult-to-machine materials being utilized in the present day industries, an assortment of non-traditional machining (NTM) processes has been developed over the past few decades. These processes are capable of generating intricate and complex shapes with high degree of accuracy, close dimensional tolerance and better surface finish. In this paper, a decision guidance framework is developed in Visual BASIC 6.0 to help the process engineers in selecting the most appropriate NTM process for a specific work material and shape feature combination. It also assists in identifying the ideal process parameter combinations for the most suitable NTM process. The derived results highly corroborate with the opinions of the experts in the related field, demonstrating the acceptability of the developed system.
Prasad, K., & Chakraborty, S. (2018). A decision guidance framework for non-traditional machining processes selection. Ain Shams Engineering Journal, 9(2), 203–214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asej.2015.10.013